Advice from BBC Writersroom: How to get an agent

The BBC Writersroom has posted a new column from Sally Stott about one of the big career questions for young and emerging writers: How do I get an agent?

There won’t be many surprises here for writers who have researched this topic before, although the piece is a good introduction and helpfully provides links to submission guidelines for Berlin Associates, David Higham Associates, and MBA.

The biggest takeaway is DON’T wait for an agent to get serious about your work.  Enter competitions, produce your own plays – find any means you can to build your experience and strengthen your writing.  This experience is what will ultimately win you an agent, but it seems the best way to demonstrate you are ready for representation is to show what you can accomplish without it.

Source: BBC Writersroom

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